Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Just Vintage

Hello everyone . Hope that you are all well and enjoying your day/evening .
Thanks for calling in . Hey, by the way ,   hello  to some new followers too! Welcome to my room where , hopefully there are some of my creations that you find interesting , inspiring even .
Today,  just because I am up to date with my comments on my DT gig , Make it Monday , I have made some vintage theme cards .

Papers and images are from the wonderful collection of Graphic45 range .The cardstock is from SU stash of mine .
 It took me ages tonight to load photos as Blogger has been ratty tonight , not allowing me to upload photos .
Hope you like them now that they are posted finally .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Less is More 'Sketch' Challenge

Hello there , welcome to my room . I do love it when you pop in to see what I have been doing . I love it even more when you leave a comment that leads me to you .
Like this sharing blog I found through a comment ..
and Susan's theory is  Blogging is for Sharing. There is candy on offer for doing just that ..
Tonight I have a really quick post . I will share a Christmas Card , my take on this sketch,  that I hope will be suitable

 for the Less is More Challenge  which is a sketch .
My card
Created with Glossy White card , Real Red , SU
Image from Darcles , Soft Holly , SU
Sentiment , Christmas Greeting, SU
Ink , Handsome Hunter , SU.

Must add this to my tally for 50  Christmas cards by 1st December.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Hey Hey It's Monday

Hi there blog pals . Welcome to my room . Hope that only good things are happening for you all right now .
Not a bad start to a Monday Morning . Fresh and crisp still , as the sun has no real strength to its shine yet .
Being Monday I get to chat about ' Make it Monday '.
Is this a popular sharing place or what??
Again about 200 lovely paper projects on show. Thank you to each and every blogger .
Congratulations to both winners from last week .
This week our sponsor is ...

                               A$20 gift voucher to either Platypus Creek Stamps or Platypus Digitals
And a joyful part of this DT gig is that I get to choose a favourite entry .
Which is this week  number 158, Doris.

I loved how the sentiment really suited the image . Well done Doris.
I have used an image from our sponsor this morning , The Dove .I printed it out and resized it to suit .

When I had printed the image I cut it out with a box attached and half the dove outside it .
Card , ink and papers SU.   Sentiment , Imprint, The Rubber Stamp Shop. Flowers and swirls diecut . Forgot to write name of die , sorry.
Now don't forget this week you can be one of the  winners  too, even if you don't have an entry to share , just by commenting .When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.

Once more I will try to get through all of my allotted numbers to visit as I really do enjoy and am inspired by the entries I visit .
                       Catch you again soon , cheers for now, Shirley-Anne.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Friends

Hello , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in to see  me .
Hope that you and yours are enjoying good times .
Tonight I share with you , my Sunday friends . Jane and Sandy
Firstly , here are cards which they have made at home and bought to show me .


Both ladies enjoy their papercraft hobby , I can tell.
And these are the cards we made today .

All three are made with SU card , Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and  More Mustard for the last one which looks rather red ..Some SU  DSP , along with buttons and flowers and tags from my stash .
I thank them for a wonderful afternoon , for the laughter, and  for the friendship .
Till next time
.hoping this last card suits challenge ,
Catch you again soon , cheers for now, Shirley-Anne

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Carol and Carol on Saturday

Hello everyone . It is so great to see you here  ..welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in . What a glorious day in Adelaide today . Hope it is just as pleasant where ever you are .
Doug was much better today , even good enough to gopher to the park with me and Jacki [ our dog] .He was getting cabin fever , I  think , not being able to get out and about .
He was so tired after , that he slept   most of the time my girls were here for card making ..
These are my two Carols .

We had just finished our cards and they were browsing catalogue while waiting for kettle to boil .
I forgot to write down which card belonged to which Carol but I'm sure I'll be told if this is wrong
This one is by Carol J.
And this one by Carol P..

Both enjoyed the stamping and punching and oohing over DSP.  I chuckled as they both agreed that it was hard to use dsp that had beautiful patterns on both sides . I assured them  that even seasoned crafters have that problem too . Wouldn't you agree ?
Next week I hope to show you something they made at home .
Catch you again soon,  cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

" K" for Less is More

Hello there . Welcome to my room . Hope that you are enjoying some craft time .
Thanks for calling in  to my blog .
 I almost forgot my Less is More challenge entry . And as I have not missed one yet , I rummaged through my stash of Chipboard letters to find this " K "
Which is a good find because I have a friend with a birthday soon and this monogram card will be just the bees knees! I just hope my friend does not see this yet .
For that is this weeks challenge .
"monogram: Definition monogram ( ) n. A design composed of one or more letters, typically the initials of a name, used as an identifying mark.
So in effect, your monogram should represent the word it's standing for and not be a part of it.
You can use any means you fancy for creating your monogram... die cut letters, stamps, computer printouts, masking techniques... wherever your creativity leads you, we'd love to see it. "

                                          Chocolate Chip , Very Vanilla, DSP SU
                                          Chipboard letter K , from stash .
Because both the mat and the letter are patterned I did not add embellishments .
Hoping this card is appropriate for the challenge  on
 Catch you  again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Something I prepared earlier ..

Hello  blog pals . Welcome to my room .Hope that you and yours  are all well and happy .
Thank you for calling in . Thank you too as I welcome new followers to my blog . Please may I have permission to view your blogs as well .
It is so cold here in Adelaide and that plays havoc with old bones . Doug is not travelling so well today so lots of TLC for him and not much else  happening ..
All created with SU products .
So while he is dozing I thought that  I would share a couple of cards  which I made a few days ago .

                                                                Again SU products .
There were going to be three but for the life of me I could not get a good photo of the acetate Christmas card I made . Never mind perhaps another time . HA !! tried once more ..

                                                     Created with Kaszazz products Well there you are . Hope you like them . Now I am needed elsewhere for a while but I will be back to check out The Candy Bar  which is within a  wonderful group of crafters.If you join the group there are numerous craft challenges , swaps, ,  ATCs cards, scrap pages ,. and so much more .
Thank you too for all those wonderful bloggers who leave me lots of blog love in comments .
catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pocket Friend for Make it Monday #41

This posting is dedicated to our precious daughter , Michelle .
HAPPY BIRTHDAY  to you Michelle .
Sending love ,  hugs and warm wishes for a wonderful day .


Here it  is , Monday again . And here it is STILL cold in Adelaide .
Hi there blog friends . Welcome to my room . Thank you for popping in to browse . I sure hope  that you like what you have seen .

Had a perfect afternoon with a couple of crafting buddies yesterday after a horrid start to the day . I was multi tasking early in the morning ..watching cake in oven , washing up , setting up washing machine and helping Doug with bathroom stuff when I could hear water running . Checking things out I discovered that I had left tap running in kitchen sink with plug in and water was cascading through the unit to the front door . Luckily we have tiles in that area so no carpets touched thank heaven .
It took an hour to move fridge,  dining table and chairs and mop up all the water. Then  to top it all off I spilt my cuppa over on the craft table while chatting to girls .
So far this morning things are calmer and more under control . It is still cold but all is right in the camp .

Now of course being Monday I am happy to see that there were over 200 entries in last weeks
 Make it Monday .   Michelle must be over the moon !
Congrats to the winners from last week . Thank goodness i'm not the one who has to choose as all entries are worthy .
Now for this week ..

Sponsor - Mandy of...
Cupcake Cards and Crafts
'We love to bring you digital instantly downloadable cardmaking papers which are trendy, affordable and so easy to use'

The prize will be 'Polly Anna' Paper collection, a bright colour palette with fabulous modern designs!

For my pick this week I have chosen 171, Tracey . I loved this little set that she had created as a perfect gift .
I loved the soft feminine feel to the lot . I think Tracey's blog is well worth a visit the next time you have cuppa in hand and time  to spare .
And once more to finish my posting,  I share my card .

Here I  have used one of the digi papers from our sponsor as a background . .This is the first time I  have used digi papers and  resized them for a card . The card base is Bashful Blue , SU.  The teddy and the pocket are images from Kaszazz. And the 'Friend" is a diecut , Sizzix
Now don't forget this week you can be a winner  too,  even if you don't have an entry to share , just by commenting .When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.

I look forward to visiting as many entries as  I  can this week .I missed a few last week due to family crisis at home and I am sorry for that . Hope that this week is better .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Saturday, June 18, 2011

heartfelt wish

Hi there . Welcome to my room .
You would think that  I would say something more original , yes? I have often thought that I should find something different to say at the beginning and end of my postings but ...this is what I  am comfortable with and I genuinely am happy to see you here .
Had a wonderful afternoon with a couple of friends who are newbies to papercraft . I set a little homework for them  every  week and it just thrills me no end when they bring some project along to share . They don't know it yet but I  think that I will start taking photos and sharing their cards with you . They really are picking up hints,  tips and ideas from their lessons . It's like planting seeds in a new garden and watching new blooms appear.
I have a couple of other friends coming tomorrow, Sandy and Jane
 and this card will be one for them to do .

Hope they like it .
                                               Poppy Parade , Whisper White Stampin'Around , Leaves A La Carte
                                                Striped paper, green card , dsp  from stash .
                                                Sentiment , Fabulous Phrases.
                                                     inks , Garden Green , Poppy Parade .

So looking forward to tomorrow .
Thanks for calling in ,hope you enjoyed the viewing .
                   Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

How do you wrap a hug?

Hi there , welcome to my room .This my second post for the day so please scroll down to see the  first .
Have not done this for quite a while . The day ended up better than it started so had a down and up day ..LOL
Bought a magazine the other day , that the " girls " picked up for me , which had a free stamp and embossing folder attached .  Absolute delight the stamp is . This is its first inking and I can see it being inked again .
I did say , at the end of first post today , that I might make a pink card . And here it is .

        Card and paper from my stash both old and current
Image , Carte Blanche Greetings Ltd.
Sentiment , Penny Black.
Soft Suede , Regal Rose inks SU.
Circle Punches,  SU 

Thanks guys for sending me some blog love and helping me to be on the upside today , through comments, emails and phonecalls  .
Don't forget this is my second post for the day and two completely different moods.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne .

No fuss for this card .

Hello there every one ,thank you for calling in . Welcome to my room .
 Before I share today's card I would like to say that I appreciate all the wonderful comments I get.   I am sorry that I don't always get around to all the  return visits that I hope to,  but I promise I'll try as soon as I can .
Doug had been progressing really well , then , like a bloke does , took one too many risks ,over extending  himself . The result being , he had a fall .A few bumps and bruises  muscle weakness and worse,  a loss of confidence . For  the last  few  days he has not wanted to walk any where with out me being at his side . I'm sure all this will pass eventually and he will return to full strength .
Today's card is a male birthday card.

                                                        Chocolate Chip , Old Olive,  Naturals Ivory.SU
                                                        Lovely as a Tree, A little Birthday Cheer, SU sets .
                                                          Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, ink SU
                                                          Ribbon from my stash .
                                                              Sizzix Ovals Die.
Really  is a no fuss or frills card . I guess that might reflect my sombre mood as of late . In any event I enjoyed making it . Might even make a pretty pink card now .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Relax and enjoy for Make it Monday .

Hi there every one , welcome to my room .
Hope that you are all happy little vegemites . Thank you for calling in , I really do enjoy your company .
Well here it is Monday again and once more I have to say what an amazing number of entries to Michelle's Make it Monday  with over 150 stunning projects shared .
Congratulations to last weeks winners .Well done to you both .
Something extra this week . ERRR..  this is going to be extremely hard .The DT members  are able to feature their favourite entry from last week .  WHAT!! ONLY ONE ! Give me a break . What a task .
In addition to the winners on the MIM blog the DT have decided that they would like to feature their favourite from the entries each week. My favourite this week is.........TRISH  number 51.....

I  enjoyed visiting Trish's blog post . I guess I liked her card because the colouring was great and the whole card and embellishments coordinated perfectly . I'm sure Trish would love to have you call in to her blog and say hello .
For this new week our sponsor is
PRIZE..  Stamp of the winners choice to the value of £6.50
And to finish off this post , I share my card on which I have tried watercolouring with SU Watercolour Pencils . I was surprised/ pleased  how the white shirt came out ok on the watercolour paper too.

                                                     Naturals Ivory ,Pear Pizzazz, DSP and watercolour paper  SU
                                                       Image and sentiment from our sponsor ,Ladybug Crafts ink
                                                      Water colour pencils and aqua pen , SU .
                                                             Basic Brown ink .
                                                             Spellbinders Labels Eighteen

Now here's hoping that you all enjoy the week ahead and find the time to share your creation on Make it Monday .

                                 Catch you all again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

When commenting on another’s MIM  entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way,   the more chances you have of winning.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bloomin' good for Less is More .

Hello you all , welcome to my room . Thank you for calling in
Very quick post just to add card for Lessis more challenge ,
This week it should be simpler as we have a definite CAS challenge...

it's ONE LAYER WEEK again.
Our challenge is entitled

We would like to see a frame of some sort or something in a frame... we'd like you to be as inventive as you like.

You could doodle, draw, emboss, ink, paint, colour, print, stamp, emboss resist, mask or any other method you can come up with to get a frame of sorts into your design.

Glossy white used here . Image is from hero Arts and sentiment from SU set Bella's Bloom .
I had two great pals for a card making  afternoon and we each made two cards for this challenge .That is inbetween cuttlebugging and cuppa and bickies . Thanks for your company Jane and Sandy .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Lollipop Ladies Challenge

Hi there everyone . A brisk, invigourating morning here in Adelaide . Welcome to my room . Hope that you are preparing for a great weekend . Thank Heaven it's Friday !
Firstly ,I would like to extend a warm welcome to new followers . Thank you so much for visiting and joining my blog . I hope that you find some of my projects interesting enough to make your visits worth while .
Just a quick post for now , will probably post another later tonight .
I made this card yesterday while  I had the image out . And while I was blog browsing for inspiration I saw and
this challenge ..
Look at the beautiful swirls in there... we've decided to have that as our little extra for the challenge this time... so the challenge should you choose to eat it up is Rainbow Paddlepop with SWIRLS as the optional extra!!I tried to keep the card yummie /sweet like the icecream .
All card , DSP and sentiment is from SU. The image from docrafts. I coloured image with watercolour pencils SU
I am hoping that this card meets requirements for this challenge.
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mad for Markers Challenge

Hello all you wonderful friends , thank you for calling in .Welcome to my room . Hope  that you are having a happy day .
The card I share today is one for my  friend to give to her friend's  daughter. My friend was not sure exactly how old the birthday girl is but knows it 's a  not yet a teen , so maybe 12 th ...birthday . Apparently a bit of a tomboy is this young'un and into food . Now this was a challenge in itself .
While I was blog browsing for inspiration I saw that Mad for Markers still had a current challenge of tag  sketch  and copics going so I opted for a tag shaped card . A little feminine and a little food , just in case .

All card and DSP is SU . COPICS..B00, BG01,RV04, R29, R20, YG03, Y06, Y17, YG06. for cakes on plate image , docrafts. All embellishments from my stash .
My friend said that she loved the spot to place some voucher or money behind cakes where the sentiment is tucked in  and the card is sold .. very nice thank you very much .
I only had enough time to take a quick pic hoping it was a good enough photo .
Hoping that it meets the requirements of the challenge .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Sarah Hurley challenge entry .

Hello blog pals , welcome to my room . Warm as toast in here after a 14.6 degree day I believe. I have tried to catch up on commenting today . Seen some awesome projects.
I had some snail mail with new stamps as well , so was keen to ink them .
This is the first time I have searched for a challenge  that my " imagined card " would suit , before I created it .   I came across
here the theme is Summer .
Sarah says that it is not imperitive that you use one of her images but that she would be delighted if  you  did . I dont have any of hers yet ...maybe soon .
Here is the card I hope meets the requirements

All card stock and dsp is from SU. Nellie's Multi frames used as layers for images . Thongs , bag and sentiment from Shoes'n'Bags set LadybugCraftsink . Umbrella from Kaszazz. Coloured with copin pens . Sorry I have not got into the habit yet of recording numbers. The umbrella had a patterned top but I cut its shape  from white card and paper pieced that over original stamping , then coloured brightly .I used scallop frame as connection to waves at beach .
So happy with the result and hope you like it too .
    Am entering into this challenge
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Less is More note and others.

Hello blog pals .Hope you are enjoying your day ,whatever you are up to . Welcome to my room . Thanks for calling in to browse and I hope that you let me know where you are so that I can return the courtesy .
Fistly I'd like to share my entry into Less is More challenge .

MONOCHROME. And  I quote...
Encarta definition
mon·o·chrome [ mónnə krm ]
1. in shades of one color: using or displaying only shades of one color or black and white.
You may choose any colour you wish, but please keep all the shades you use within your chosen spectrum.

My card is of Glossy White , while image , from Asian Artistry, and sentiment , stampendous are  inked in Basic Black . I used a blender pen to drag colour from edge of bird to colour body . I think it looks brownish in photo but IRL it is black . I created the larger  image by overlapping two images in the set.
Please stay with me as I would love for you to see the other two cards we did in our workshop this morning .

                                               Rose Red, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink.
                                                DSP, Lap of Luxury.
                                                 Faces from unknown set ...[Sandy 's help needed there in her comment ]
                                                      Sentiment , Well Scripted.
                                                Inks Basic Black , Basic Grey .
                                                    Circle Punches , Label 18, Spellbinders.

This one was fun to make with Pacific Point card , Sahara Sand, Whisper White and DSP , Celebrations. This is the packet I want to see how many cards I could  from it. Hard to tell cause I have used small pieces like the striped layer here on 5 cards .  The best I can say  after using this pkt in  two workshops now , is LOTS ..
WOW this is the best post I have done for a while .I think that it is because I am still on a high from the wonderful card morning with 3 fabulous friends . Thanks girls . 
And thanks to those who have stayed to the end of this post . I hope that you have found it worth the visit .
                First card will be hopefully suitable for 
   Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Make it Monday DT posting .

BRRRR .Cold again / still  here in Adelaide . Hi there blog pals , welcome to my room .
Yesterday,  I really had a fun afternoon with  Sandy and Jane here with card making . Jane has not been 100% well  as of late so it was great to see her chatty , cheerful self again . On Saturday I had two Carols here for cardmaking too , so my weekend was packed with friendship .
Putting on my DT hat for Make it Monday now .
Last week as usual there was inspiration to burn ! Huge number of entries , high standard of projects and plenty of blog love shared as well .
Congrats to the two winners , one of whom remembered that
when commenting on another’s MIM entry , not to  forget to mention that she  saw it on MIM allowing her more chances  of winning.

My card to share today

Card stock and dsp is from SU , while bling is from my stash .
The silhouette  image is from our sponsor
Hope that you visit them soon,  for their gallery is growing all the time .And here's hoping that I see your papercraft project next on Make it Monday .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-anne.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Autumn tones

Hello blogg friends .Welcome to my room . Hope that you are all well and happy .
All great here .Cool weather of course but still able to walk for coffee in the morning so is good .
So busy right now with DT member duties and Now I have 3 workshops /craft sessions a week .
One of the cards for a session tomorrow is this one .

Natually all ingredients are SU. I simply love Autumn hues .I chose this image because the twig is almost bare of leaves .
Hope you like .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne .

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

" Thanks " for challenge

Hello , welcome to my room on this chilly night . Hope that you are all well and enjoying some craft time .
First day of Winter here in Adelaide,  but I tell you , I think that it has been here for a week or more already !
My card for tonight is one for
Pretty simple I thought,  at first , as I decided  to use top left corner square . Actually it was harder than any of the others I have completed.
 Some times I hesitate to veiw other entries before  I create mine because,  seriously , I feel somewhat intimidated by the awesome talent  shared . This time however I did seek inspiration .
And this is my entry

 Card base is Glossy White . Corner piece is white card covered with DSP adhered to card front .Whisper White for image , Pocket Silhouettes and for sentiment,  Thanks x 2 inked in Basic Brown .
Little flowers and pearl centres from my stash .
That's it ..short and sweet tonight ,thanks for calling in .
Catch you again soon , cheers for now , Shirley-Anne. 
                                     Thinking this meets the requirements for this challenge